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The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897 - Cambridge Library Collection - Music (Paperback)
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The Annals of Covent Garden Theatre from 1732 to 1897 - Cambridge Library Collection - Music (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 21/11/2013
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Commissioned by the enterprising actor-manager John Rich, Covent Garden's Theatre Royal first opened its doors in December 1732. Principally a playhouse during its first century, the venue has had an eventful history involving two disastrous fires and riots over ticket prices. Most notably, it hosted Handel's incomparable operas and oratorios, and was where he presented regular seasons from 1735 until his death in 1759. Not until 1847, under Michael Costa, did the theatre dedicate itself to opera, and in 1892 it received the name by which it is known today: the Royal Opera House. Secretary of the Guildhall School of Music from 1901 to 1935, Henry Saxe Wyndham (1867-1940) published this richly illustrated two-volume account in 1906, celebrating the venue's legendary personalities and productions. Volume 1 covers the period 1732 to 1819 and includes discussion of John Rich, John Philip Kemble, Sarah Siddons, and Handel's operas.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108068673
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 25 mm

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